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Professor Craig takes up new BUCS role.

Paisley's uni boss has been nominated as chairman elect of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

Professor Craig Mahoney, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), succeeds Professor Sir Ian Diamond, former principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Aberdeen and BUCS chair for the past five years.

BUCS is the national governing body for Higher Education sport and physical activity in the UK.

Professor Mahoney's role will see him support BUCS in ushering in a new era of university sport, at a time when the organisation plans to create a world-class competition programme for the sector, as well as making sport more accessible and increasing participation levels.

Professor Mahoney said: "It is a fantastic honour to be chosen to become chair of BUCS - an organisation I have both admired and supported throughout my career. It is an exceptionally exciting time for university sport, and sport in general in the UK, as Britain continues to grow its presence and impact on the world stage.

"Ensuring more students have access to the endless opportunities sport can present is a vision I share wholeheartedly with BUCS.

"Sport, indeed any form of physical activity, has significant benefits throughout a student's time in education, not only by having a positive impact on their mental well-being, but also in promoting inclusivity, helping them strive to achieve their goals, become a team player and engage with fellow students and coaches."

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Date:Sep 11, 2019
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